The Sylvanian Families Meerkat Family in 2021 - A History in Pictures

Everyone in Sylvania is so excited that the Meerkat Family have returned to Australia in 2021!

Sylvanian Families Meerkat Family returned to Australia

The Spotter Meerkat family has always been a favourite. Initially released in 2010, these have long been a popular family. They were voted as one of the favourite families in the Sylvanian Families 35th anniversary voting competition in 2020.   So, here they are again in limited edition in 2021. 

Sylvanian Families brand new Meerkats

Here's a little stroll down memory lane, to remember the first Spotter Meerkat Family from 2010


Their names and story:

A little about the family...:
• Harry Spotter is the most alert and watchful - and it's a good job too as he has to check that there are no wildfires in the forest. As this vital role demands his total concentration, the other Sylvanians have learnt not to take it personally if Harry ignores them completely.

• Beatrix Spotter on the other hand is always warm and friendly. She loves children and is often babysitting as many as twenty at a time. She bakes them fairy cakes and reads them fairy stories - and she counts them every fifteen minutes to make sure they're all still there.

• Alfie Spotter always has his head in a book. He often gets so absorbed in one of his adventure stories that he regularly forgets what day it is and has been known to turn up for school on a Saturday.

• Gail Spotter would much rather go for a long walk in the Sylvanian forest than read a book. She particularly enjoys strolling along by the river and picking wild flowers for her mother


The Whole Family in 2010


In 2010 the Spotter Meerkats were quite an extended family. There were the Grandparents as well as a set of triplets. The 2021 Limited edition set is only the family of 4. We haven't seen any meerkat babies on the horizon yet, but who knows, Epoch (the maker's of Sylvanian Families) can always surprise us at any time! Some fairly amazing re-released baby figures have turned up in the Sylvanian Families Blind Bag sets lately


The Spotter Meerkat family were released around the same time as the Sylvanian Families Field View Mill, so became the obvious choice to often live in the Mill as their home. Of course, with Meerkats being curious, and ever observant, that telescope would have been well used!

Meerkat triplets Penelope, Peregrine & Prudence always loved to spend the day with their grandma. They're having a picnic lunch in Primrose Park

It is pandemonium at meerkat mother Beatrix Spotter's house! Her triplets, Prudence, Penelope and Perigrine are having play dates with their friends and there are babies EVERYWHERE!
Can you spot the meerkat babies?

Alfie Meerkat is always rather a good example at brushing his teeth morning and night.

The Meerkat Family are visiting the Grandparent Meerkats. They always love playing in their Grandparents Conservatory

The Conservatory was always the Grandparent Meerkats favourite place to spend their day. Cups of tea and relaxing - until the Grandkids came for a visit, that was. But, oh, they loved to see them all.


Can you spot the Meerkat children on this Sylvanian School Class expedition?

This picture gives a great idea as to which other Families were around at the same time in 2010.

Well, that's our little visit to the Sylvanian Families Meerkat Family of the past. Now maybe you know them a little better. And the exciting news is that the Family of 4 Meerkats are available again!

See what more we have in store